Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

This Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake is moist and fluffy, covered in a silky buttercream and simple yet delicious! It comes together in one bowl, is easily customisable and is refined sugar free too. A versatile dessert that suits almost any occasion: think birthdays, Valentine’s Day, Easter, Mother’s Day, baby showers and bridal showers!! 

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

How to make this Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

Scroll down to the bottom of the post for the full recipe.

  • Mix together all the ingredients in a glass mixing bowl.

Tip: Use a measuring jug to measure out the plant-based milk.

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

  • Transfer into two 18 cm / 7 inch sandwich baking tins.

Tip: Line the tins with greased baking paper to make the sponges easier to remove afterwards.

  • Bake in the oven for 15 minutes.
  • Transfer onto a cooling rack and leave to cool completely before applying the frosting.

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

How to make the Vegan Buttercream Frosting

  • Place soaked cashew nuts, maple syrup, almond milk and vanilla in a food processor.

Tip: Make sure the cashew nuts are soaked to make them easier to blend. Soak them overnight in cold water or in boiling water for at least 15 minutes.

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

  • Whizz until completely smooth.

Tip: You will have to mix it around a few times to make it easier to blend up.

Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

  • Taste and adjust flavour if necessary, adding more maple syrup for sweetness.
Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake
  • Apply the frosting to the cake using a palette knife for frosting.

How to decorate this cake:

  • Freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries.
  • Fresh fruit.
  • Chopped nuts.
  • Dried fruit.
  • Edible flowers!
Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

How long does this Vanilla Cake keep for?

This Vanilla Cake tastes best fresh, but keeps covered in the fridge for up to a few days.

Substitutions you can make to this recipe:

  • You can use any type of oil: coconut oil, olive oil or vegetable oil.
  • You can use any type of plant-based milk: almond milk, rice milk, soy milk, cashew milk, oat milk etc.
  • You can use any type of liquid sweetener: maple syrup, agave syrup, brown rice syrup etc.
  • You can replace the ground almonds (almond meal/almond flour) with ground walnuts.
  • For a nut-free version: replace the ground almonds (almond meal/almond flour) with ground sunflower seeds.
  • You can use plain flour instead of the gluten-free flour if you’re not gluten-free.
Gluten-Free Vegan Vanilla Cake

More gluten-free vegan cake recipes:

  • Tropical Carrot Cake
  • Lemon Blueberry Cake
  • Cherry Bakewell Cake
  • Matcha Strawberry Cake
  • Chocolate Cake
  • Orange Cake
  • Strawberry Cake
  • Black Forest Cake
  • Red Velvet Cake
  • Peanut Butter Chocolate Cake
  • Lemon Pound Cake

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